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Harsukh Educational Charitable Society International Journal of Community Health and Medical Research

Volume 4 Issue 3 July -Sep 2018

Original Articles

To Evaluate the Vitamin D Deficiency amongst Post-Menopausal Women Presenting with Hip Fracture: An Institutional Based Study
Vijay Kumar Meena, Gunvanti Meena

Background: A person with osteoporotic vertebral fracture has 4 to 5 time’s higher risk of another vertebral fracture and 2 to 3 times higher risk of hip fracture. Hence; we planned the present study evaluate the Vitamin D Deficiency amongst Post-Menopausal Women Presenting with Hip Fracture. Materials & methods: The present study included evaluation of vitamin D deficiency amongst post-menopausal women presenting with hip fracture. A total of 50 subjects were included in the present study after meeting the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Detailed demographic and clinical details of all the subjects were obtained. Assessment of bone mineral density of the hip region of all the subjects was done using auto-analyser. Estimation of serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D was done using immunoassay. All the results obtained were then compiled in Microsoft excel sheet and were evaluated by SPSS software. Results: Mean serum 25-OH vitamin D levels of the subjects of the present study was 1.01 ng/ml. 43 patients with hip fractures had vitamin D deficiency while only 7 patients with hip fractures had sufficient vitamin D status. Conclusion: Postmenopausal women with hip fractures have high incidence of vitamin D deficiency. Key words: Hip fracture, Postmenopausal, Vitamin D

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